Author: Chronicle staff

District 153 awards tenure to 16 teachers

The District 153 school board granted tenure to 16 teachers during its April 11 board meeting. Tenure is granted after four years of successfully working in the district. Newly tenured teachers are: Kathleen Schmidt, pre-kindergarten teacher at Willow School. Darlene Gallagher, daily living skills teacher at Churchill School. Rachel Hennigan,[Read More…]

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Volunteers needed for Park Pride on May 7

From left, Isabella Davies, Katelyn Cheung and Maria Burnette plant flowers during the 2021 Park Pride event. (Chronicle file photo) Can you spare a morning to help get parks ready for the season? The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is looking for volunteers for its annual Park Pride event. You have reached[Read More…]

H-F park board extends lease for Conroy Orthopaedics

The Homewood address for Conroy Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy Ltd. remains the same, but its location within the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club will change. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District agreed March 29 to extend Conroy’s lease through March 2027 and work with the business to move its offices to the[Read More…]

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James Hart Symphonic Band earns top honors

James Hart band director Matt Johnson directs the symphonic band during its March concert. The band won top rankings recently. (Provided photo) The James Hart School Symphonic Band received the highest rating offered to a Division 1 school during judging in the IGSMA District Organizing Contest March 12. Band Director[Read More…]

Riverdale woman identified as driver in fatal crash

A Riverdale woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday in Homewood. Kiara Hale, 32, of the 14100 block of South LaSalle Street, was pronounced dead just before 4 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Homewood police and fire units responded to the 18300 block of[Read More…]

Donations for Ukraine being accepted through April 2

A temple in Homewood and a business in Flossmoor are part of a humanitarian aid program for the people of Kharkiv, Ukraine. Organizers hope to collect 1,000 items by Saturday, April 2. Donations can be left at Shir Tikvah Temple, 1424 W. 183rd Street in Homewood, or Gypsy Fix, 1056[Read More…]

Driver dies in early morning crash

Homewood police said the driver in a single vehicle crash died early Saturday. Police and fire units responded to the 18300 block of Harwood Avenue shortly after 3:40 a.m. They discovered the body of a 32-year-old woman in a vehicle that appeared to have struck a tree on the west[Read More…]

2 Homewood officers injured helping apprehend car theft suspects

Two Homewood police officers were transported to the hospital Friday, March 11, after suffering non-life-threatening injuries in traffic accidents, according to Homewood Police Chief Denise McGrath. The crashes occurred while the officers were helping Glenwood police apprehend two car theft suspects, she said. Glenwood police said the incident began about[Read More…]